Spartans Fall to Conference Rival Mocs

Spartans Fall to Conference Rival Mocs

TAMPA, Fla.  – The University of Tampa women's basketball team hosted the Florida Southern Mocs for a midweek matchup and fell to the Mocs.      

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa 58, Florida Southern 68    
Records: Spartans (15-8, 10-5 SSC), Mocs (17-7, 12-3 SSC)
Location: Martinez Center | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa trails the all-time series record with the Mocs with a 50-86 record.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:


1st Quarter | Florida Southern was the first to score on the evening on a three pointer. Faith Sanders recorded her first points soon thereafter on a layup assisted by junior Karma Jeremie. Then the Mocs went on a run and tallied six unanswered points. The Spartans ended their run after Morgan Lumb hit a jumper. Senior Elena de Alfredo would tally her first points on a jumper as well with two minutes left in the quarter. Heading into the second quarter the Mocs led with a score of 11-8. Sanders led all Spartans with four points. 

2nd Quarter | Jeremie put up the first points of the quarter on a layup assisted by Lumb, decreasing the Mocs lead to only one point. After two back-to-back baskets from the Mocs, Sanders sunk a deep three pointer that would tie the game at 15-15. The Mocs and the Spartans continued to go basket-for-basket heading into halftime as the Mocs only led by two, 27-25.  

3rd Quarter | After halftime the Mocs hit the boards first on a jumper. Just as they did in the second quarter, the Mocs and the Spartans stayed close keeping each other within three points. Senior Jenny Horvatinovic recorded her first points after a jumper assisted by Jeremie that would cut into the Mocs five point lead. After a minute no scoring Sanders hit a jumper that made it a one-point game, Mocs advantage. Rachel Warden would record her first points of the evening on a jumper assisted by Jeremie. Sanders ended the quarter on a layup making the score 41-40, Mocs leading into the fourth. 

4th Quarter | Jeremie gave the Spartans the lead after a layup to start the final quarter. The Mocs took the lead back after tallying a layup and a three pointer but Lumb hit a game tying three pointer with just over six minutes left in the game. The Mocs took the largest lead of the half after Tampa was fouled and the Mocs made two three pointers. Sanders cut in to that lead after hitting a jumper but the Mocs retaliated with a layup, making the score 56-49 with three and a half minutes left. Griffin Dempsey recorded her first points of the evening after hitting a three pointer assisted by de Alfredo. Jeremie made a huge layup with under a minute left on the clock cutting the Mocs lead to four. But it wasn't enough for the Spartans to grab the win. The Mocs went on to win 68-58. S 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Sanders was the leading point scorer for the Spartans with 19 points.
  • Jeremie recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. 
  • As a team, the Spartans shot 47.2 percent from the field. 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Jeremie tallied her fourth double-double of the season.  

UP NEXT:
UT will host the Rollins College Tars on Saturday February 18th at 2:00 pm. Live stats and a live video webcast will be provided through www.tampaspartans.com.

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